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Old 03-02-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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Help! Want to replace couch with chairs...

Have a 24' travel trailer with an 18" slide. Couch is on slide. Couch is too narrow to lay on when watching TV. Want to replace it with two chairs. A recliner would be nice. Couch is built on platform (12") high that covers the slide mechanics. Any options would be welcome.

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La-Z-Boy makes very nice wall-hugger recliners. They are really easy to get in through the door because the backs lift off. Depending on how much of a hurry you are, watch for sales around Father's Day.


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We have 2 Ekornes Euro recliners. I find them more comfortable than traditional recliners and they are lighter. They're a little pricey, but you can find generic type Euro recliners for much less.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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Sounds like with a 12" high platform covering the mechanics of the slide you may need to find something you can use by removing the base to lower it down some.

If that's the case, I would look at the Euro chairs. Many of them have removable bases and you can make something to anchor them down without raising the chair higher.

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Old 03-19-2011, 08:59 AM   #5
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Couch is built on platform (12") high that covers the slide mechanics.
Let me tell you what I did in our first full time rig, which was a 26ft travel trailer with the same issue. Finding chairs that have a removable base, but that would still swivel was the issue. I found some patio chairs that were super comfy swivel rockers, and cut the legs to take the platform off. I bolted the remaining swivel base to a plywood platform that I built over the water tank that was under the couch, because the existing platform was not stiff enough. This I covered with carpet. The worst issue was the cold steel arms, which we covered with seat belt pads. Sorry, this was way before digital & I have no photos.
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